None Injured Monday In Pottsgrove Bus Mishap

POTTSTOWN PA – No one was injured Monday (Oct. 22, 2018) in what the Pottsgrove School District reported as “a minor traffic accident” between its school Bus 10, which was carrying students at the time, and a personal vehicle. The accident occurred at about 8 a.m. at the intersection of Mervine and Hanover streets, the district said in a media release.

The incident remains under investigation by the Upper Pottsgrove Police Department, which responded to the scene, the district added.

The bus, which was carrying 49 students to Pottsgrove Middle School, 1351 N. Hanover St., was stopped
at the stop sign at Mervine and Hanover when it “was rear ended” by a black-colored sports utility vehicle, “hitting the rear bumper of the bus,” the district stated. “There we no injuries to the students in the bus, or the driver and passenger of the SUV.”

The name and address of the SUV driver was not supplied, nor was that of the bus driver. “There was no fault to the bus driver,” according to the district. There was no mention of whether the SUV driver was cited.

When it was determined that no injuries existed, the district said, “the bus continued on to drop the students off at the middle school.” Middle school parents were notified of the event, it said, by e-mail “after Bus 10 arrived at school” later during the morning.

The bus is owned by the district as part of its fleet. Its transportation is managed by CMD Services Inc. of Pottstown, which has a contract with the district to maintain the fleet and employ its drivers. The arrangement has been called the only one of its kind in the state, and has been periodically determined over several years by the Board of School Directors to be a productive and efficient agreement.

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